One speaks of a pivot for coordinate clauses
or of a pivot for relative clauses, etc.
In spoken language, clauses are structured so that they are chained together in succession, in the form of coordinate clauses, frequently leading to very long utterances.
Similarly, in example (5), the ideational content is structured mainly in the form of coordinate clauses rather than subordinate clauses.
It is made up of a series of coordinate clauses
, representing, in my opinion, life which lurches at us, camouflaging the one clause that will eventually kill us.
In the next stage, 4 types of coordinate clauses
are examined: (i) coordinate main clauses with a subject (MC), (ii) coordinate main clauses without a subject (MVC), (iii) coordinate subordinate clauses with a subject (SC), (iv) coordinate subordinate clauses without a subject (SVC).